A computing legend has died. The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, suffered an apparent heart attack on Saturday, according to reports. He was 74 years old. Tomlinson sent the very first email back in 1971; at the time, he was working in Boston at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman (BBN), a company that was instrumental in… Continue reading Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74
If there’s one thing I know about lab guinea pigs, it’s that they’re well compensated. Unless they’re actual guinea pigs, in which case they’re dissected. But you can contribute to science for cold, hard profit in Eve Online. Project Discovery, in association with the Human Protein Atlas, is crowdsourcing to identify patterns of protein localisation in human cells… Continue reading Contribute to real science in Eve Online’s Project Discovery
YOUR NEWS FEED is about to get a lot more expressive. After months of user testing in a handful of countries, Facebook today is releasing “Reactions” to the rest of the world. The feature isn’t so much a new tool as it is an extension of an existing one; by long-pressing—or, on a computer, hovering—over the “like” button,… Continue reading Facebook rolls out a more expressive “Like” feature!
Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses. Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his… Continue reading The History and Power of the Hashtag
Watch these 5 hilarious videos and take a vote on your favorite one on our FaceBook Page! Watch this guy pretend to drop a brand new iMac in front of a bunch of people! If you know what liquid ass is, you never want this. Immaturity and humor will forever be popular on the… Continue reading These Hilarious Prank Videos Will Make You Laugh
Changes are afoot at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as the storied institution prepares to unveil Met Breuer in the former home of theWhitney Museum of American Art, and seems that those changes just might involve a dramatic redesign of the museum’s logo. According to Justin Davidson’s merciless takedown in New York magazine’s Vulture, the Met… Continue reading Metropolitan Museum of Art New Logo Causing an Uproar
Twitter is dying! Despite how popular Twitter seems to be, it’s actually on the decline. There’s a total of 1.3 BILLION accounts on Twitter. Out of that 1.3 billion, only 25% of the accounts are actually monthly active users.* As far as users in the United States go, there has been only a small growth of users between… Continue reading Is Twitter Dying? Come Take A Look!